Henzler teams up for Glen Six Hour The Farnbacher Loles and Autometrics racing teams are joining forces for this weekend's Sahlen's Six Hours of The Glen at Watkins Glen, NY. Farnbacher Loles driver Wolf Henzler will be teaming up...
Henzler teams up for Glen Six Hour
The Farnbacher Loles and Autometrics racing teams are joining forces for this weekend's Sahlen's Six Hours of The Glen at Watkins Glen, NY. Farnbacher Loles driver Wolf Henzler will be teaming up with Autometrics Motorsports' drivers Cory Friedman and Leh Keen driving the Keen Cap Porsche. The 6-hour endurance race on the legendary Glen road course marks Farnbacher Loles driver Wolf Henzler's return to the Grand American Rolex series. Henzler started the year by winning the GT Class at the 2005 Rolex 24 at Daytona driving the Farnbacher Loles Porsche GT3 Cup with co-drivers Dominik Farnbacher, Shawn Price and Pierre Ehret. Since then, Henzler has been competing in the Speed World Challenge GT series, with 3 poles out of 4 races and winning the most recent round at Mid-Ohio where he went flag to flag.
Leh Keen, a young and very talented Porsche Club racer from Dublin, GA also raced at the Daytona 24-hour race in 2005, coming in 6th in class with co-driver Friedman. The 2 drivers currently stand 4th in team points and 6th in drivers points in the Rolex series. Keen at 6'5" reminds many Porsche followers of the legendary racer Hans Stuck. Twenty-one year old Keen is the Director of Communications for GSC Motorsports. Said Leh, "Having had the opportunity to spend some time with Wolf, I think we will be very competitive in the race. Cory and I are fortunate to have him as teammate."
Twenty-seven year old Cory Friedman, has been racing since 1995 and has competed in a variety of racing disciplines including motocross and Grand Am Cup. During the 2000 season, Cory competed in the Speedvision GT Series (now known as Speed World Challenge). In 2003, Friedman finished an impressive 3rd at Watkins Glen in a Grand American race and he is feeling very comfortable with this year's effort." Leh and I have been having a good season so far this year. Certainly having Wolf as our co-driver is going to be a great asset to the team. We are looking forward to a great finish." As the V. P. of Autometrics Motorsports, Cory lives in Charleston. Cory has an engineering degree from Clemson in Motorsports Engineering and brings that unique perspective to his racing efforts.
Autometrics Motorsports Team Manager Gordon Friedman feels the joint effort is a win-win for both teams. "We are glad to be working with Farnbacher Loles. Wolf brings a great deal of talent and experience to the team and Horst Farnbacher has been working with our technicians in planning the set-up for the race. We have an excellent team in place and this should be a very strong effort."
Farnbacher Loles team principal Gregory Loles also likes the team's chances. "Since the Daytona win, we have been looking for an opportunity to get back into the Grand American Rolex series. With our club racers and semi-pro racing clients, Grand Am is a very attractive step up. This is an extremely competitive series and it makes sense for us to be racing here. We are pleased to be working with Autometrics Motorsports to field this effort. For us, getting back into the Rolex series is important and Autometrics Motorsports is a first-class operation to do it with. We have set a standard for our racing efforts to be at the highest level for both ourselves and our clients and we will continue to provide that level of service."
Autometrics is based in Charleston, SC while Farnbacher Loles is based in Danbury, CT. The Six Hour car will be sponsored by Keen Cap, a Charleston firm that provides investment capital for private business.